Relevant notes and citations provided to TED by Colin Stokes.
The illustrator Denis Medri created the Star Wars - Wizard of Oz mashup.
Clear your favorite movies with the Bechdel Test, or write your own reviews.
Martha M. Lauzen, "It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World: On-Screen Representations of Female Characters in the Top 100 Films of 2011 ," Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, 2012
The analysis of 2011's top 100 movies, and the number of female protagonists and speaking roles, is summarized in this report by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.
Roni Caryn Rabin, "Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Say They Have Been Sexually Assaulted," The New York Times, December 14, 2011
The study in which one out of five American women reported having been sexually assaulted.
Hanna Rosin, The End of Men, Riverhead Trade, 2013
Hanna Rosin writes about women and men as if we didn't have millennia of preconceptions between us.
You've seen the Disney princesses and the boys of Pixar. Now watch everything Hayao Miyazaki has ever made and see what Japan has been teaching its children.